Aker Solutions to provide engineering for two Arkema PVC licenses in China

Norwegian company Aker Solutions is to provide the basic engineering for two Arkema PVC licenses in Xining City, People's Republic of China, consisting of a 230 000 ton (kT) PVC Suspension production plant and a 35 kT PVC Emulsion plant.

Norwegian company Aker Solutions is to provide the basic engineering for two Arkema PVC licenses in Xining City, People's Republic of China, consisting of a 230 000 ton (kT) PVC Suspension production plant and a 35 kT PVC Emulsion plant.

"The licensing agreement concluded with Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Group Co., Ltd for three licenses confirms the remarkable quality of Arkema's PVC production processes, which makes them one of the most efficient PVC technologies in the world. Our partnership with Aker Solutions, one of the world's leading engineering and construction groups, has undoubtedly been a key element in the choice made by this Chinese manufacturer," states Otto Takken, Vice President of Arkema's Vinyl Products business segment.

"The choice made by Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Group Co., Ltd for Arkema's technology in combination with Aker Solutions' solid expertise in designing and executing projects in China, is a further illustration of the successful partnership between our companies," says Johan Cnossen, SVP - Europe, Middle East and Africa for Aker Solutions' Process and Construction business.

The licensing agreement covers the operation of the Arkema technologies, basic engineering, and technical support for the plants' startup.

The contract party in relation to the basic engineering is the Aker Solutions subsidiary Aker Process BV.

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